Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
If they are white bruising will show up, meaning it is more common than you think but is not seen in black hooves (so the vet told me). My mares hooves bruised when she went from pasture to rocky ground, although she had been on rocky ground prior to being in pasture since she was a filly. She needed a trim, too...but not a "major trim". Is there any rocks in his pasture, any streams he could have "slipped" on slick rocks...or something of that nature?
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.